A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates

A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates

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This classic table of random numbers for use in statistical probability experiments, one of the first, was prepared in the precomputer days of 1947 using the specially built electronic equivalent of a 32-place roulette wheel. Fourteen RAND mathematicians, engineers, and computing pioneers participated in the planning, testing, and rerandomizing of the tables and in preparing them for publication. The two tables, one of a million random digits and one of 100, 000 Gaussian deviates, were photoreproduced from IBM 856 Cardatype printout. An introduction explains their derivation and statistical properties and gives directions for use. Although large simulation studies now generate their own random numbers, the RAND tables remain useful for smaller-scale work and hand calculations; they are much used in agricultural research. This book was originally published with the same title, Glencoe, IL, The Free Press, 1955 and includes a new foreword by Michael Rich.These applications, called Monte Carlo methods, required a large supply of random digits and normal deviates of high quality, and the tables presented here were produced to meet those requirements.This book was a product of RANDa#39;s ...

Title:A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
Author:Rand Corporation
Publisher:Minnesota Historical Society - 2001


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